Is your stomach spilling over your yoga pants?

 

I know you might think that is rude of me to ask but maybe…just maybe you’re metabolism is in need of a makeover?

Consider this…

Whether we like it or not, because of the world in which we live and the food and drink we consume, there is  toxin build up in our bodies. And this build up can drain you of energy, promote inflammation in your body, add a few extra unwanted kilos and your metabolism may be in a state of disrepair!

I believe there is a need to have a thorough clean out at least once a year, and if you’re that way inclined, (highly recommended) one every season would be extremely beneficial to you and your waistline!

Traditionally, cultures all around the world have practiced seasonal cleansing in all types of different ways. Specifically for a liver cleanse, the liver is how the body takes toxins out of the body, and that is how the liver earns the spot of one of the hardest working organs in our bodies! The liver works with many other organs in our body to detox blood, produce bile, hormone breakdowns, and acts as a storage facility for our vitamins and minerals. If the liver is not functioning properly, it affects many other areas of our body.

Some more important functions of the liver include removing old blood cells, helping the intestines process nutrients, chemical production for blood clotting, the breakdown and metabolizing of alcohol and consumed medications, and the production of necessary proteins and cholesterol. When people hear ‘liver disease’ they typically think of alcoholism, but that is not the only cause of liver disease or liver failure. Some other risk factors associated with liver disease include low potassium levels, drug use, exposure to certain chemicals, obesity, processed foods, viral infections and autoimmune diseases.

Some things you may notice if your liver is not performing at its best include…

  • gas or bloating
  • constipation
  • heartburn
  • acid reflux
  • yellowish tint to skin and eyes
  • high blood pressure
  • difficulty losing weight
  • cognitive difficulties
  • dark urine
  • chronic fatigue
  • poor appetite

 If you want to support your liver you don’t have to resort to pills and potions as there are certain foods you should focus on. These foods include…

  • beets
  • carrots
  • tomatoes
  • grapefruit
  • spinach
  • citrus fruits
  • cabbage
  • turmeric
  • walnuts
  • avocados
  • apples
  • Brussels sprouts
  • garlic
  • dandelion root
  • leafy green vegetables
  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • asparagus
  • green tea
  • artichoke
  • olive oil
  • alternative grains like quinoa, millet and buckwheat.

Makeover your metabolism will ensure that your hormones are functioning at an optimal level thus allowing your liver to do its job!  Below are some general tips that have worked for me:

  • Hydrate!
  • Eat clean and organic
  • Exercise regularly
  • Eat healthy fats
  • Ensure your fibre intake is high
  • Take a probiotic.
  • Get the proper amount of sleep
  • Avoid alcohol and tobacco products
  • Avoid processed foods and whole grains
  • Detox – ie Eat Clean Reset – minimum twice a year.

When you make over your metabolism and and allow your body to heal, you’ll find that when you’re done with your cleanse, you’ll notice more energy, your digestion has improved, and your skin looks younger and brighter. You will also have better mental clarity and cognitive functioning, along with a boost to your immune system and more balanced blood sugar levels and perhaps a few kilos gone …for good!

Are you interested to learn more about removing toxins naturally?  Join me for my upcoming free webinar Makeover Your Metabolism. Check it out here, it’s happening next week and of course there will be a replay, as if you’re anything like me, you’re busy and may need more time….?

 

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Be Healthy, Happy & Amazing!

Caroline x